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No surprise here! Unboxing videos fueling tantrums, breeding consumerism

University of Colorado Boulder

Nearly 80% of kids age 4-10 regularly watch "unboxing videos" in which people, often children, open new presents online. The more they watch, the more likely they are to beg their parents for toys and throw a fit when the answer is no. Researchers are calling for more regulation and urging parents to talk to their kids about them.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Family and Parenting,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

High-speed fire footage reveals key insights for power plant safety

Sandia National Laboratories

Fire protection and optical engineers at Sandia National Laboratories are using high-speed cameras and advanced algorithms, imaging and analytic methods to understand these dangerous arc faults between two conductors, such as the high-voltage bus bars in a switchgear at a power plant. Flames in an arc fault experiment contain useful information that can help keep power plants operating safely.

Channels: Energy, Nuclear Power, Technology,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST
Research Results

Siting Cell Towers Needs Careful Planning

Michigan Technological University

The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team from Michigan Tech considers the current understanding of health impacts and possible solutions, which indicate a 500 meters (one third of a mile) buffer around schools and hospitals may help reduce risk for vulnerable populations.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Environmental Health, Technology, Staff Picks,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Finding Heroes and Making Friends in Unexpected Places

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Although KJ Upshaw’s official job title at Cincinnati Children’s is floor tech in Environmental Services, he refers to himself simply as the housekeeper. For two little boys in the medical center’s Bone Marrow Transplant unit, KJ is much more. He’s a cherished friend who helped make their lives in the hospital brighter and more fulfilling.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Children's Health, In the Workplace,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 12:55 PM EST
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Distinguished Voices Series with Susan E. Rice

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Susan Rice discusses her new book Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, which is a look back on her dynamic career in public service.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

Love, Lies and Money: Study Introduces, Defines and Measures Financial Infidelity

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame introduces the concept of financial infidelity — engaging in any financial behavior likely to be frowned upon by a romantic partner and intentionally failing to disclose that behavior.

Channels: Economics, In the Home, Sex and Relationships, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 7:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Taste-related protein provides target for drugs to treat neurological disorders

Van Andel Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 2, 2019) — Understanding how the brain processes sweet, bitter and umami tastes may one day help researchers design more effective drugs for neurological disorders.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Nature (journal),

Released:
2-Dec-2019 1:35 PM EST
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Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

An additively manufactured polymer layer applied to specialized plastic proved effective to protect aircraft from lightning strikes in lab test; injecting shattered argon pellets into a super-hot plasma, when needed, could protect a fusion reactor’s interior wall from runaway electrons; ORNL will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Liane Russell on December 20.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, DOE Science News, Engineering, Fusion, Genetics, High Energy Physics, Technology, DOE Science News,

Released:
2-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
Research Results
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    29-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST

Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing perovskite's durability problem: encasing the perovskite inside a double-layer protection system made from plastic and silica.

Channels: All Journal News, Energy, Materials Science, Grant Funded News,

Released:
25-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST
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